Postcard of Wertheim Piano Factory

Made in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1908-1920.

Piano manufacture in Australia has had a long history with its beginnings dating from the 1830s when Sydney maker John Benham began making pianos. However, the majority of makers appear to have been based in Victoria and were especially prevalent in the period after the 1850s and 1860s when the wealth generated by the gold rushes created a demand for status items such as pianos which were to be found in many homes as well as giving capital for new businesses to be established. Many of these comp...


Postcard, Wertheim Piano Factory, cardboard, maker unknown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1908-1920

A postcard featuring a coloured print of a watercolour painting illustrating the Wertheim Piano Factory in Melbourne from an aerial perspective. Marked on both sides.


88 mm
131 mm


This is a commercially produced card but the maker and production date of the postcard are unknown. The artist of painting is also unknown.


Purchased 2007
14 May, 2007

Cite this Object

Postcard of Wertheim Piano Factory 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 November 2017, <>
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